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New technologies, innovation, and digitalization are transforming the real estate industry at a fast pace. Together at this year’s summit, we exploreed and discussed with renowned speakers, how companies can use digitalization as an opportunity for their business model – and also checked out the most innovative start-ups in the field of property technology.
More than 150 ProTech startups from 48 countries have applied for the third round of the PropTech Innovation Summit. The 2019’s finalists pitched their ideas at the summit in front of the distinguished jury and the audience of 400 real estate professionals. See who was chosen as winners and watch the celebration!
Impressions of the PropTech
Innovation Summit 2019
“The PropTech Innovation Summit attracts around 400 real estate professionals to Berlin every year. Passion for new horizons and groundbreaking digital solutions meets industry experience and the responsibility for managing a wide range of property assets. This mix gives the PropTech Innovation Summit its special business character and makes it a must- attend event for anyone interested in the future of the real estate sector.”
“Innovations are often the result of interdisciplinary cooperation. When experts from different disciplines meet, prevailing thought patterns are broken up and new approaches to solutions are identified. It is precisely this lateral thinking that will drive the real estate industry forward and we will see some of these new ideas at the PropTech Innovation Award. An interdisciplinary approach is also needed to cope with future challenges. Digitisation has a technical origin, but we have to master the greatest change in the social field. The way we work will change – for each individual employee and also for companies in their collaboration.”
“I look forward to being a jury member for the PropTech Innovation Awards this year. Harnessing the creative energy of the new generation of tech savvy professionals to produce innovative built environment solutions is the key challenge put to the contestants. It is through competitions like this that people from all walks of life come together to creatively solve issues related to the growing global demand for new infrastructure, new ways of working and living, client focussed and operationally efficient real estate. That’s why RICS is supporting once again this global technology competition.”
Maarten de Haas
“I’m excited to be part of the German Proptech Innovation Award Jury this year. Over the past years, we’ve seen an ever growing focus on Proptech within the real estate industry, and this is not without a reason. 90% of our time is spent inside buildings, which account for 40% of the global energy demand. Therefore it’s time to make our buildings more energy efficient, healthy and smart, with a human centered approach. Proptech companies drive the innovations which are necessary to improve our buildings, therefore I’m looking forward to meet the start-ups who will be pitching their solutions this year!”
Meet the Jury
Founding Managing Director at GTEC
Member of the Management Board Union Investment Real Estate Union Investment Institutional Property
Maarten de Haas
Head of Business Development at PHYSEE Technologies
Founder and Managing Partner at PropTech1
Chair RICS Europe Board Head of Projects and Technology Generali Real Estate
NYU SPS Schack Dean, Partner at Capri Capital, Wharton Professor
Editor-in-Chief at PropertyEU
Prof. Dr. Marion Peyinghaus
Managing Director at CCPMRE
Martin Kloss is an actor, moderator, and coach with more than 20 years of experience on the stage and in front of the camera. As a moderator and host, he has worked with many global companies over the years, specializing in the areas of finance, automotive and IT.
He is a lucky husband and proud father of three wonderful kids, who loves good food, traveling and everything involving the word “tech.” His most significant talent is that he is infinitely curious and his greatest passions are learning new things and meeting new people.
Andreas Ekström is a staff writer at Sydsvenskan, a daily morning paper in Malmö, Sweden, but most of all a keynote speaker working all around the world. He won the Swedish “Speaker of the Year” award in 2019. His passion is to educate for digital equality. He wants to see a world in which we share the wealth – not only financially, but also in terms of knowledge and power. He is an author of seven books, a columnist and a commentator, and he often lectures and leads seminars, mostly on the digital revolution.
During the past few years, he has been a keynote speaker at conferences all over Europe and the rest of the world, 23 countries to date, and he often serves as a digital thought partner for groups of leaders and boards of directors, trying to make use of ideas and knowledge he has collected over the past decade. He was a TEDx speaker in 2013 and again in 2015. That second time, the talk was distributed through “big” TED, and has to date been viewed well over a million times.
Meet the competing startups
Category: Save & Decentralise
The current lengthy paper‑ based procedure is expensive, error and manipulation‑prone. Lack of transparency in contractual performance often leads to disputes. PrepayWay’s mission is to reduce costs and disputes, increase transparency and speed of execution. We rebundle legal, financial and technology services leveraging a decentralized blockchain solution, a smart arbitration institute and smart legal contracts to offer a one stop shop for international property transactions.
Category: Build & Plan
The VOXELGRID system is the most cost‐effective basis for introducing BIM (Building Information Modeling) for existing buildings. Existing buildings without reliable planning documents account for around 95% of the entire global real estate portfolio. VOXELGRID is using a set of imaging methods for outside and indoor data acquisition. The data is then further processed using proprietary algorithms, including the Deep Learning method, to generate 2D and 3D building data for existing buildings.
Category: Manage & Operate
Category: Standardise & Optimise
Category: Measure & Control
Pinestack was founded next to the campus of the Otto FriedrichUniversity in Bamberg. With a goaloriented view on practiceoriented development, we have dedicated ourselves to the exciting field of the IoT – Internet of Things.
Inspired by the software and hardware developments of recent years, we are convinced that the real estate of the future will be digitized in a useroriented way. Our team is equipped with interdisciplinary experience in software architecture, software development, platform construction, engineering, architecture and real estate economics and enables the development of stateoftheart solutions for every property.
Holzmarktstr. 25 10243 Berlin
The winning Startups won cash money from a pool wort 40.000€
Exclusive GTEC Membership
The winners awaited an exclusive membership to the GTEC No Bullshit Lab – a 3-12 month support program providing you with free central Berlin office space; legal, tax and business consulting; and direct access to GTEC’s international network of investors and advisors – for 0% equity and 0 Euros rent.
MIPIM Startup Competition
The main winner automatically has been given the opportunity to present their concept to an international audience of experts at one of the preliminary rounds of the MIPIM Startup Competition in e.g. Paris, Hong Kong or New York.
Last Years Winners:
The Proptech Innovation Award Ceremony 2017 & 2018:
See what’s become of some of the PropTech Innovation Award 2017 & 2018 finalists!
Join this year’s conversation at the PropTech Innovation Summit 2019!